Nintendo Power's old "Team of the Month"

#1LiikalaPosted 2/6/2009 8:11:29 AM
I was doing some cleaning and found some old Nintendo Power magazines and decided to check them out. After reading a bit I found the old Pokecenter teams, and I have to say, they are absolutely horrible.

And since I didn't feel like cleaning the rest, I decided to post the teams on here for chuckles.

Mind you, the standard teams and movesets weren't around in '99-00, but apparently intelligence wasn't either.

Volume 124: Nintendo's Go-to team

Blastoise - Blizzard, Hydro Pump, Skull Bash, Surf
Alakazam - Disable, Psybeam, Psychic, Recover
Zapdos - Drill Peck Fly, Thunder, Thunderbolt
Golem - Dig, Earthquake, Explosion, Rock Throw
Gengar - Confuse Ray Dream Eater, Hypnosis, Toxic
Magmar - Fire Blast, Fire Punch, Flamethrower, Smokescreen

My Counter: Standard Chansey, Standard Golem, Surfing Starmie. That would likely wipe the entire team.

Volume 125: Yellow Special

Bulbasaur - Poison Powder, Leech Seed, Mega Drain, Solarbeam
Charmander - Fire Spin, Fire Blast, Dig, Dragon Rage
Squirtle - Hydro Pump, Bubblebeam, Ice Beam, Toxic
Pikachu - Thunderbolt, Thunder Wave, Surf, Water Gun (Magazine mistake)
Tauros - Stomp, Rage, Horn Drill, Substitute
Snorlax - Rock Slide, Psywave, Body Slam, Rest

Now remember, this is a kid's magazine, but this is still god-awful.

My Counter: Dratini - Thunder Wave, Thunderbolt, Blizzard, Wrap; Alakazamish Abra, Machampish Machop

Volume 126: Matthew Mcintyre's unbeatable team

Lol.

Dugtrio - Dig, Earthquake, Hyper Beam, Rock Slide
Blastoise - Surf, Hyper Beam, Blizzard, Hydro Pump
Articuno - Ice Beam Blizzard, Bubblebeam, Fly
Dragonite - Fire Blast, Thunder, Horn Drill, Hyper Beam
Jolteon - Thunder, Double Kick, Pin Missile, Thunderbolt
Mewtwo - Psychic, Fire Blast, Recover, Hyper Beam

My Counter: Standard Lapras, Standard Chansey. Perhaps Jolteon would be an issue with these 2.

Volume 128: Stephen Davis' no-nonsense group

Victreebel - Cut, Sleep Powder, Razor Leaf, Solarbeam
Lapras - Surf, Ice Beam, Hydro Pump, Blizzard
Magmar - Strength, Fire Punch, Flamethrower, Fire Blast
Golem - Dig, Mega Punch, Earthquake, Rock Slide
Zapdos - Fly, Drill Peck, Thunderbolt, Thunder
Mr.Mime - Psybeam, Swift, Substitute, Psychic

That Magmar is 1337! O_O

Go Omastar

Volume 131: Jeremy Camacho's truly powerful team

Electrode - Siwft, Light Screen, Thunderbolt, Explosion
Dodrio - Mimic, Agility, Tri-Attack, Drill Peck
Parasect - Slash, Spore, Mega Drain, Leech Life
Starmie - Psychic, Recover, Blizzard, Bubblbeam
Dragonite - Bubblebeam, Fire Blast, Thunder, Hyper Beam
Exeggutor - Barrage, Psychic, Sleep Powder, Solarbeam

Here's another of our favorite Pokemon. Jeremy's Exeggutor has Psychic, the strongest of the Psychic-type attacks. Sleep Powder is nearly 100% effective, and once the opponent is catching some Zs, Exeggutor can charge up a Solarbeam and let fly with Grass-type fury. Jeremy uses Barrage as a finisher and as what he calls "an annoyance attack". Jeremy came, he annoyed, and he conquered. Right on!

Someone show this to Jolt.

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#2Liikala(Topic Creator)Posted 2/6/2009 8:12:49 AM
Volume 132: Jake Gates' best team eva!

Just so you all know, Jake Gates of Illinois thinks that everyone else's teams thus far have been totally weak. He'd also like to add that every Pokemon on his team is at level 100, and that he got them there without using a game enhancer. And that he's caught all 151 Pokemon. And that his team will rule all on the Stadium Tour. And that anyone who fights with Mewtwo is a wimp. Hey - a little bit of confidence never hurt anybody, right?

Slowbro - Fire Blast, Hyper Beam, Psychic, Ice Beam
Venusaur - Mega Drain, Cut, Sleep Powder, Solarbeam
Vaporeon - Ice Beam, Hydro Pump, Hyper Beam, Surf
Mr.Mime - Hyper Beam, Seismic Toss, Thunderbolt, Psychic
Ninetales - Fire Blast, Flamethrower, Fire Spin, Hyper Beam
Gyarados - Surf, Thunderbolt, Hyper Beam, Fire Blast

All one needs is a Zapdos and Golem/Rhydon. I have to say from first hand experience that beating these types of players is the most satisfying of all.

Volume 133: Casey Sheehe's not lame team

Casey Sheehe of Elko, Georgia, must be the strong, silent type, because the letter we received had no taunts, no boasts and no challenges. It simply said "Don't make fun of my last name, it's Irish." ..... We don't make fun of names, just lame Pokemon teams. So you're safe!

Dewgong - Aurora Beam, Rest, Skull Bast, Ice Beam

Dewgong might have a funny name, but few Pokemon laugh when it unleashes an Aurora Beam!

Charizard - Dig, Fire Blast, Seismic Toss, Flamethrower
Hypno - Hypnosis, Dream Eater, Psychic, Metronome
Muk - Sludge, Thunderbolt, Fire Blast, Body Slam
Marowak - Bone Club, Fire Blast, Seismic Toss, Bonemerang
Scyther - Swift, Skull Bash, Substitute, Slash

A single Starmie could trash the entire team, barring some struggle with Hypno. A Surfing one would be even better.

Volume 136: Aerodactyl

Toxic, Fly, Dragon Rage, Hyper Beam

Aerodactyl is an .... Alanna obviously loves the Hyper Beam, and as it does the same amount of damage no matter which Pokemon you're attacking, it's worth the loss of a turn! Fly and Dragon Rage are both very powerful in Aerodactyl's claws, and Toxic adds a touch of the otherwise missing Poison-type to the team.

Despite there's a Gengar on the team, Poison sucks, and Toxic can be Normal for all it matters.

Volume 139: U.S. Pokemon Champion, Ian Garvey

Alakazam - Psychic, Reflect, Thunder Wave, Recover
Snorlax - Ice Beam, Amnesia, Body Slam, Rest
Exeggutor - Psychic, Mega Drain, Explosion, Stun Spore
Starmie - Surf, Thunderbolt, Thunder Wave, Recover
Rhydon - Earthquake, Rock Slide, Substitute, Rest
Zapdos - Thunderbolt, Drill Peck, Thunder Wave, Light Screen

And this is pre '01! Now, I don't recall any Ian Garvey. Is this the champion of battles you actually had to go to (whereas all the Netbattle Pros aren't necessarily involved with), or is this actually the real deal guy here? I'd like to know, to see if he got anywhere or knew of competitive battling.

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#3Fastair101Posted 2/9/2009 5:37:38 AM
Lol those teams are pathetic!
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#4SuperRockManXPosted 2/9/2009 3:46:15 PM
I'm pretty sure those "Team of the MOnths" were made by like 10 year olds or something lol.
#5gbchaosmasterPosted 2/10/2009 6:41:55 AM
This thing is hilarious, good job.

Whoa at Ian Carvey. I could never come up with anything close to standards like he did before 2001 (or 2004 for that matter), and not without something like GameFAQs.
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#6samthedigitalPosted 2/10/2009 3:32:34 PM
Garvey is EeveeTrainer. He was on Netbattle back when I played, but I'm not sure about the community back in 2000. He used to go to Smogon sometimes, but I don't frequent Smogon anymore, so I am not sure if he still goes on there. Last I remembered he ddos'd a server or something >_>;;.
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#7igarveyPosted 2/11/2009 7:22:25 PM
hi
#8gbchaosmasterPosted 2/12/2009 6:05:50 AM
Zomg. The real deal is here?
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#9Liikala(Topic Creator)Posted 2/12/2009 7:56:37 AM
80 Karma... =/ Maybe?

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#10GunbladeladPosted 2/12/2009 2:32:26 PM
Account created 2006...

My guess is either the real deal, or a fan...
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